Jimmy Hicks, age 65, of Prattsville passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at UAMS.
Ed Howard, age 78, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at St. Vincentâ€™s in Little Rock.
Billy Noland Goyne, 76, of Malvern passed away on Friday December 13, 2013.
More and more it seems that college football gets divided up into different seasons throughout the year.
You have the recruiting season, the spring season, the offseason, the nonconference season, the conference season and the bowl season.
One aspect that people always seem to leave out is the coaching search season, which always seems to happen right before the bowls get good and going.
For the full column, see Wednesday's (Dec. 18) Malvern Daily Record.
The Glen Rose Beaversâ€™ game against the Smackover Buckaroos in the semfinal round of the Class 3A playoffs was played in what many would call ideal football weather.
The temperature was low and there was constant precipitation throughout the game.
But as it was said by many Glen Rose fans, â€śBeavers love water.â€ť
The Beavers (13-1), despite playing away from home (at Sykes Stadium on the campus of Benton Harmony Grove High School) for the second straight game, proved that to be the case as they dominated the Buckaroos (12-2) by the score of 54-24 on Friday night.
Kathrine â€śKayâ€ť Hobbs Ross, 79, of Malvern passed away on Saturday December 14, 2013.
Over the summer, the Malvern Little League sent a team to the regionals of the Little League World Series in Waco, Texas.
The Malvern All-Stars had a good showing in the event, finishing second, and were even featured on ESPN2.
In addition to having a chance to see some of the best teams in the country, the Malvern Little League players and fans got to play on championship-caliber fields, which is something they couldnâ€™t say before the trip.
Looking over the list of bowls this season, I just have to shake my head at the vast majority of them.
There was a time when the names of the bowl games made sense.
The Peach Bowl was held in Atlanta, because the state was known for the fruit. The winning team got a trophy that looked like a bowl full of peaches. Imagine that.
Then the sponsorships came in and the Peach Bowl shared its name with its corporate partner before that partner decided the game should be named after the company and the company only.
Ronald E. â€śRonnieâ€ť Ledbetter, age 59, of Malvern passed away December 14, 2013.
Thomas N. Crumby, age 83, of Malvern passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his home.